All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1255500 (stock #369ar)
E & M Perez
Of buff ware, decorated in cream slip with painted designs in black and red, this aryballos, or perfume/oil vessel, measures 3 1/8" high, and is roughly the same diameter. The paint decoration is worn, and appears to represent a bird figure, with additional geometric designs over the body and top. Aryballoi of this size and form were utilized for perfume or other precious oils, and date to the 6th century BC...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1255254 (stock #367ar)
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Dating to the 19th century, and possibly late 18th, this ivory brise fan is Chinese in origin, fashioned of thin ivory sticks that are finely carved with a filigree or lace-like design. The Brass handle is decorated with fine stamping, and the original silk tassel and ribbon within the fan are intact. In good condition, with one minor loss, shown in close up photos, the fan sticks measure 6 7/8", 7 1/4 with the handles, and is 12" wide when opened...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1254437 (stock #363ar)
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Effigy graters (rollador) were utilized in the Tumaco region of what is now Colombia and Ecuador, by the Tolita culture, from approximately 500BC to 500AD, usually taking the stylized form of a fish or squid. Used to grate various vegetables, they were made with raised horizontal sections, and in this case, also had inset sharp stones in addition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1251973 (stock #362ar)
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Executed in vivid polychrome enamels, this copper tray is a fine example of the enamel work done in what is now Syria, utilizing the firing method of cuerda seca, in which a heavy string is used to separate the enamels, and burns away during firing, leaving the enamel work in high relief...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1247328 (stock #359ar)
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This figural Alcarraza is an exceptionally fine example of the pre-columbian pottery of the Calima culture, located in what is now Colombia, South America. From the time period extending from 100 BC to 400 AD, these double spouted vessels were utilized throughout the Rio Cauca area. Most were simple forms, some with abstract or figural elements, and generally were of reddish color over buff colored body...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1837 VR item #1247145 (stock #3567ar)
Measuring 7 1/2" long and just over 4" high, this bronze figure of Ganesh retains much of the original silver surface, though some is heavily tarnished. (Note, there is a yellowish reflection in some of the photos, but the figure is silvered). The multiple arms hold ritual items, an axe, a goad, and naga serpent heads rise behind the head of Ganesh. He reclines on a lounge, with lotus petals below, and the rat is depicted upon his leg...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1246707 (stock #353ar)
Beautifully carved of boxwood, this Buddha is said to represent wealth, as he carries a large Chinese coin on his travels. Wrappped in a draping cloak, his large bald head is typical of this Budai, and he has the usual mirthful smile. The sculpture measures 6 1/2" high, and has a lovely deep satiny patina. File marks are evident on the base, and the handwork is obvious over the entire surface. Excellent condition, no losses, with some shrinkage of wood evident, though no cracks...
From the island of Malaita in the Solomon Islands, this alafolo, or war club, is in very fine condition, with a rich dark patina. Measuring just under 40", it still retains much of the kaolin inlay and shows surface irregularities from the hand work. It dates to the late 19th or early 20th century. In addition to the geometric design on the "faces", there are linear designs below the noses and at the base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1239750 (stock #ar342)
In typical Rose Medallion decoration, with cartouches containing figures, birds, insects, flowers, and foliate designs, this form is beautifully executed, with small lid, twisted handle, and straight spout rising from the lower section of the base. The enamel decoration is crisp and bright, with little wear, and the gold highlights remain on the body, the spout, handle and finial (some wear on handle and finial, visible in photos)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1239746 (stock #ar341)
With a pewter interior and foot, this lac burgaute bowl is inlaid with multiple colored mother of pearl sections, including finely carved leaves, trees, landscape features, people, and architectural elements. Some of the mother of pearl sections are further incised with details, and there are areas where the mop is sprinkled to form a textured background...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1233884 (stock #ar338)
Dating to the 18th century, possibly earlier, this bronze seal depicts a chilong or dragon seated upon a pedestal table, it's tail curled,and mouth open with a fierce expression. The seal measures 2" wide, 1 5/8" deep, and 1 3/4" high. The patina is very dark, with evidence of verdigris on the surface and on the seal face. The seal refers to a palace built in Seoul Korea during the Ming Dynasty, Gyeongbokqung, along with various names...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1231249 (stock #ar334)
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Of deeply colored boxwood, with some figure in the wood, this netsuke is beautifully carved, with fine detail to face and clothing. It depicts a bearded figure, likely a sage, clad in flowing robes, holding a bowl aloft. The figure measures 2" high, and is in excellent condition, with a deep rich patina, and has signature on base (not completely legible, but one character is formed like a Z). There is a tiny loss, close to the right foot, that shows up as a dark spot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1231237 (stock #ar333)
Of large size (13 1/4"), this Rose Mandarin vase is well decorated with the traditional raised enamel colors of green, pink, orange, yellow, blue, black, with gilt decoration on the raised Chilong figures and in background areas. With heavy cut foot, the vase is in very good condition, no chips or cracks, just wear to the gilding on the figures. The interior shows ribbing from being thrown, and there are minor pitting spots in the glaze, typical of wares of the era.
Measuring 8 3/4" high, with a base diameter of 4 3/4", this hookah base is deep green glass, with painted enamel and gold decoration, surrounding five oval portraits of the Shah, Nasir Al-Din, who reigned from 1848 to 1896. The Shah wears a hat with a gold colored plume, and has numerous medals and decorations on his chest and around his neck. The glass is fairly thick, has bubbles visible, and shows considerable wear on the base. Good condition, some minor scrapes and losses to paint and gil...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1222387 (stock #ar327)
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With exceptionally fine detail, this bronze Quan Yin holds the traditional water bottle, surrounded by a Mandorla covered with foliate and wave motifs. The sculpture is 7 1/2" high, on a round base 2 1/4" in diameter. The patina is dark, with some rubbing to back and base where it appears to have been lightly cleaned, and there is some verdigris on the surface. The face and clothing are quite lovely, creating a serene and ethereal sculpture.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1220874 (stock #ar322)
Of large size, this Imari charger measures 18" in diameter, and is very well decorated in underglaze blue, with applied enamels in varying shades of red and green, with extensive gilt decoration over entire surface. The central medallion depicts a gold dragon clutching a pearl, and the wider band surround the center depicts Phoenix birds, medallions decorated in rich green, and the outer edge is deep blue with chrysanthemum and other designs. Very well painted, with good detail, the charger is...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1220862 (stock #ar320)
In beautiful condition, with brightly colored enamel and gilt decoration, this Rose Mandarin bowl features a deeply cut scalloped edge and the entire glaze surface has the typical "orange peel" surface of earlier pieces of this decorative form. It measures 9 5/8" across and is 2 3/4" high (slight variation in this measurement due to varying heights of scalloped points) Enameled decoration is heavy, with much detail, and gilding details in women's hair, clothing, and floral elements over much o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1219087 (stock #ar319)
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With well worn pyramidal spikes, this bronze mace head is attributed to the Luristan era, ca 1000 BC, and is a nice example of this early form. It is 1 5/8" high and approximately 2" in diameter, including spikes, and has a very dark patina with verdigris and encrustation. The bottom is ringed with large bronze bead decoration, which is unusual and a nice enhancement. There is an old crack along one side, with a slight loss to the bronze at the top of this crack. The interior is slightly tap...